The ELA review criteria identifies the indicators for high-quality instructional materials. The review criteria supports a sequential review process that reflect the importance of alignment to the standards then consider other high-quality attributes of curriculum as recommended by educators.
For ELA, our review criteria evaluate materials based on:
Text Quality and Complexity, and Alignment to Standards with Tasks Grounded in Evidence
Building Knowledge with Texts, Vocabulary, and Tasks
Instructional Supports and Usability
The ELA Evidence Guides complements the review criteria by elaborating details for each indicator including the purpose of the indicator, information on how to collect evidence, guiding questions and discussion prompts, and scoring criteria.